read.fitstab: Read FITS Table

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) See Also

View source: R/read.fitstab.R

Description

The mid-level function 'read.fitstab' allows FITS binary tables to be read directly into R.

Usage

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read.fitstab(file, hdu = 2, strip = c(" ","'"," "), maxlines = 50000)

Arguments

file

file name

hdu

header and data unit to be read

strip

lead/trail characters stripped from header 'value' data

maxlines

maximum number of header lines

Details

The mid-level function 'read.fitstab' is a wrapper around 'read.fits', and provides a more simplistic output of that routine. Note that the FITS table is usually stored in the 2nd HDU of a FITS file, hence the default setting of hdu for this function.

Value

A matrix of data corresponding to the original FITS table, with column names labelled appropriately.

Author(s)

Lee Kelvin <[email protected]>

See Also

The astronomy package: astro.


astro documentation built on May 29, 2017, 3:34 p.m.

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